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Giant leech

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Giant leech
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Urist likes giant leeches for their feeding habits.


Leech - Leech man - Giant leech

Alignment: Savage

· Genderless · Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Max: 200,700 cm3

Adult at: Birth
Max age: 5-10
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 6
Fat 2
Brain 1
Heart 1
Intestines 1-2

Raw materials

Skin Raw hide
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A large monster in the shape of a leech.

Giant leeches are super-sized versions of the common leech who inhabit savage pools and lakes. While their original counterparts are just vermin, these creatures are over 3 times larger than a dwarf. They spawn individually and are not particularly aggressive, but are not benign and will attack other creatures (including dwarves) who provoke them, potentially killing them. However, due to their lack of bones, they are fairly vulnerable to damage and can be killed rather easily. Being bitten by a giant leech may cause it to suck some blood out of the victim.

Giant leeches can be captured in cage traps and trained into pets, possessing the standard giant creature pet value. They are born adults and cannot be permanently tamed. Due to their lack of limbs, they produce very few products when butchered, making them a subpar choice for a meat industry despite being born instantly fully-sized. They are exotic mounts and may be witnessed being ridden by elves during sieges.

Some dwarves like giant leeches for their feeding habits.

Good news: It doesn't want blood.
Bad news: It wants more than that...